Record number of children gain school places

PUBLISHED: 18:23 19 March 2008 | UPDATED: 15:42 11 May 2010

A RECORD number children in Herts have gained a place at one of their ranked junior schools for this coming September. More than 2,700 applications have been processed by the county council s admissions team. Some 99.46 per cent of children in Herts hav

A RECORD number children in Herts have gained a place at one of their ranked junior schools for this coming September.

More than 2,700 applications have been processed by the county council's admissions team.

Some 99.46 per cent of children in Herts have been allocated a place at one of their ranked schools. This includes 97.28 per cent receiving their first ranked school.

The number of parents applying online has also gone up dramatically to 1,988 or 71 per cent.

Keith Emsall, executive member for education and culture, said: "Herts has excellent schools and we work with every one of them in order to continually raise standards, and ensure the best possible education for children in this county."

The majority of schools in Hertfordshire are primary schools, which combine both infants and junior schools. Where there are separate infant schools, youngsters in Year 2 (aged six and seven) apply for places at junior schools.

There are also a small number of middle schools in three areas of the county including Buntingford and Royston, to which children have been allocated.

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